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Pearl Eileen Cottingham Gast
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1924
East Saint Louis
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 2012
Saint Joseph
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

Pearl Eileen Gast, age 87 of Michigan City, IN, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI. She was born December 9, 1924 in East St. Louis, IL to Ralph and Florence (Baker) Cottingham who preceded her in death. Eileen was married March 5, 1945 in St. Petersburg VA to Walter J. Gast who preceded her in death.

Eileen is survived by her children: Sharon (Jeffrey) Siegel of Benton Harbor, MI and Gary Gast of Walkerton, IN; grandchildren: Colton and Joshua Gast and Mathew Henning; brother: Gerald Cottingham of Griffith, IN; sisters: June Kish of Grand Beach, MI, Joann (Jim) Coughlin of Michigan City, IN, and Bonnie (Curtis) Hatfield of LaPorte, IN; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Eileen took great pride in being a homemaker. She devoted her life to her family. Eileen was known for her baking and candy-making skills, making pounds of fudge and dozens of cookies through the years. For Eileen, the best part of the experience was sharing the goodies with family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting, embroidering and crafting. Eileen was so excited to become a grandmother. Her grandsons held a special place in her heart. Eileen touched many lives.

Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Central Time, (6:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern Time) at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral & Cremation Services located at 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN. with Memorial Service immediately following at 6:00 PM Central Time, (7:00 PM Eastern Time) with Pastor Matt Barker officiating.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to St. Anthony Hospice 1225 E. Coolspring Ave. Suite 1E, Michigan City, IN 46360 or Hospice at Home 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49 
Created by: Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
Record added: Dec 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102013135
Pearl Eileen <i>Cottingham</i> Gast
Added by: Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
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Rest in peace Mrs. Gast
- Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012

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